Wawa Foundation Hero Award

The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area.

2022 Wawa Hero Award

Vote for this year’s award recipient by June 3rd!

What does it mean to be a hero to our communities? The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization, and its volunteers, serving the Philadelphia area by providing services that build stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety and mentoring and inspiring our youth.

The Wawa Foundation would like to hear from your organization or an organization that has had a direct impact on you or someone you know. Let us know what being a hero means to your organization and how it’s working to inspire and improve the communities it serves.

Share your organization’s story—including its mission, purpose, and services—by completing the form. You may also share a video (up to 4 minutes long) in addition to your story. We’ll select 4 of the most compelling stories for voting by the public. Voting will occur from June 13, 2022 – June 29, 2022 and the organization with the most votes will be presented to The Wawa Foundation Hero Award Panel for final approval and determination.

Submission Form

The winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant from The Wawa Foundation, and three finalists will each receive a $10,000 grant. The Wawa Foundation Hero Award will be announced during the Independence Day morning ceremony, as part of the Wawa Welcome America festivities!

The Wawa Foundation

The Wawa Foundation is an extension of Wawa’s commitment to making the world a better place by fulfilling customers’ lives every day. The Wawa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded to support Wawa, Inc.’s charitable giving and philanthropic activities – and ultimately to help build happier, stronger communities. The Wawa Foundation focuses its support on non-profit organizations committed to health, hunger and everyday heroes through local, regional and national grants. Since the inception of The Wawa Foundation in 2014, The Wawa Foundation and Wawa have contributed more than $86 million to non-profit community organizations.